Ocean River Paddling Club

ORPC is a Victoria, BC based outrigger paddling club featuring competitive, development and recreational paddling for fitness, sport and for high level racing competition.
Do YOU have what it takes? Are you interested in a fun way to workout in a team environment? We welcome new members and can take you from novice to expert in just a few short decades!

Paddle For Kids 2016 – September 10

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On Saturday, September 10, all kinds of people and manpowered watercraft will take to the water in support of Vancouver Island children and their Families facing the challenges of Childhood Cancer.

Kayaks, surf skis, canoes, outriggers, SUPs etc. will launch from Willows Beach at 9:30 and paddle to Gyro Beach where we’ll stop for a snack break before paddling back to Willows Beach to a waiting BBQ lunch at 12:00. A Paddle for Health T-shirt and prizes will also be provided. You can paddle in your own watercraft, or have one provided. See the website at http://www.paddleforhealth.ca

If you would like to paddle with me to raise funds for our kids and their families, send me an email at info@orpc.ca, and I will help put you on the roster for the Ocean River Paddling Club team ‘ORPC Family’.
It is helpful to know numbers before we can commit to the number of canoes we will provide so, the sooner you let me know, the better our contribution will be. Get the Paddle for Kids Brochure.

Bridges 2016 – October 1 & 2

ORPC Sr. Master WomenWelcome to the 2016 ORPC Bridges Race. The race……..from Bridge to Bridge, in one of the best locations ever! Somewhere, between a Sprint and a middle distance race, this is the perfect race (6 km) for newer crews to test their mettle with and against some of the best paddlers in North America.
If you’re new to this race, make sure to let us know and introduce yourselves to some of our race organizers and volunteers. We welcome any questions you may have and we love to meet new paddlers.

Although we wish we could change the ferry schedule to accommodate out of town paddlers….we can’t. But we can seed you in heats that work well with that schedule. The earlier you register, the better your chances are that you will get in a heat that works for you. Bridges 2016 Registration and Waiver

Come and join us on October 1st with your crew and October 2nd with your small boat for the INNY or OUTTY. Meet some other paddlers, new and old and finish the racing season off with the spirit of ALOHA! The Sunday Small Boat Race registration package: Inny-OuttyReg Form 2016

For more information aboout Bridges or the Inny Outty Small Boat races, download Bridges Web Flyer

CORA Cup Women Sr. Masters Champion 2016

The ORPC Senior Masters women have won the 2016 CORA Cup for the overall highest score in this season’s CORA Cup races.
Shown from left to right: A guy in a red suit, Holly Murray, Rita den Otter, Vivian Thomas, Wendy Ward, Marianne Pilon and Patti Cross.

Huli Practice

Huli practices were held on the Gorge waterway this past weekend. An excellent performance by all, especially noting it was a first time for many.

Brotchie 2016

brotchie-startMay 7th was a great day for ORPC crews racing in the 13.5 k FGPC sponsored Brotchie race.

Our two Novice crews warmed up the canoes for us finishing 1st and 3rd in the short course race.